Bobbi Humphrey

Bobbi Humphrey

Bobbi Humphrey, aka Barbara Ann Humphrey, is an American jazz flautist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles.

Bobbi Humphrey was one of the first women to be signed to the legendary Blue Note label. Early encounters with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington inspired her musical career and she was soon releasing a string of albums on Blue Note in the 1970s, quickly finding an individual and soulful style. She appeared as a guest artist on Stevie Wonder's Songs In The Key Of Life album and has consistently been cited as one of the most influential flute players of her time, with her work extensively sampled by later artists.

She released her debut album, "Flute In" in 1971, followed by: "Dig This!" (1972), "Blacks and Blues" (1973), "Satin Doll" (1974), "Fancy Dancer" (1975), "Tailor Made" (1977), "Freestyle" (1978), "The Good Life" (1979), "City Beat" (1989), "Let's Get Started" (1990), plus 1994's: "Passion Flute".

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